Medical Assistant I, 2 and 3

  • Course Requirements

    Course Description: This three-year pathway provides high school students a fundamental working knowledge of the clinical and administrative duties of a Medical Assistant. Upon completion of the three levels, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for a National Certification in either Clinical Medical Assistant or Administrative Medical Assistant. In the health career pathway, the student will complete three levels of medical terminology, being able to define, pronounce and apply prefixes, suffixes, roots, abbreviations, names of diseases, and operations related to medical services and the clinical setting. The goal of the college-level course is to prepare the student for a level III internship and graduate career-ready!

    Medical Assistant I

    Textbook: Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting

    Core Course Performance Objectives:

    The student will be able to:

    • Explain the role of the medical assistant as a member of the healthcare team.
    • Define and associate medical terminology in each unit
    • Discuss the components of effective communication including the need to adapt one’s communication to meet the needs of the patient.
    • Describe legal aspects of medical assisting including HIPAA, confidentiality
    • Demonstrate awareness of OSHA guidelines.
    • Discuss the need for critical thinking as a medical assistant.
    • Perform basic clerical functions of an entry-level medical assistant.
    • Project a professional image and adhere to ethical principles
    • Demonstrate appropriate techniques for assisting with examinations, procedures, and treatments.
    • Be introduced to the HOSA student health career organization

    Medical Assisting II

    Textbook: The Language of Medicine

    1. Core Course Performance Objectives:

    The student will be able to:

    • Interpret and apply medical terminology
    • Recognize word construction and dissection
    • Apply medical terminology to a clinical setting
    • Identify and utilize medical terminology related to anatomy
    • Perform vital signs
    • Perform and document a patient assessment
    • Learn and demonstrate patient care skills for the clinical setting

    Medical Assisting III    

     Textbook: The Language of Medicine

    1. National healthcare Association Certification Study Guide

    The student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the body systems
      • Structure, function and related disease
    • Demonstrate mastery of skill performance
      • To be performed in a nursing home, office and private care
      • Successfully complete the internship assignment and pass the evaluation
      • Be career-ready… to take the National Health Career Certification Assessment

    Grading Policies

     Teaching & Evaluation Methods

    1. Teaching Method: Readings, lecture, skill performance, group activities, HOSA projects, and clinical rotation
    2. Evaluation Criteria: Students must demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives to successfully complete each level I, II and III of the pathway.

                A=92-100, B= 83-91, C=75-82, R=below 75 ( Recycle/Failure ).